Aoraki Dragon Boat
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Christchurch, NZ

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Possible Sweeps/coaches

  • Rick Smith
  • John Reed
  • Noel Anderton
  • Pete Mitchell
  • Terry Coyle
"Full Season" teams at regatta:

Hillmorton HS

Marian
Shirely
Avonside
Villa Maria (500m only)

 

 

Canterbury Secondary Schools Dragon Boat Challenge

In 2012, Aoraki decided it was time to introduce more local schools into the mix, so at the AGM a sub committee of Marie Childs, Terry Coyle, Ian Macbeth and Karyn Barisford were tasked with developing a program to stimulate growth. The result is...

CSSDBC - February to March 2013

This package includes five weeks of pre-race “on the water” training, as part of the Wednesday sport option at local schools, culminating in a full day of competitive interschool team racing.

Dragon boating offers an opportunity to develop excellent physical and mental skills. Timing, focus, discipline, determination, communication and mutual respect are all required to become a successful team. Style and rhythm of the paddlers are more important than raw power.

It is a non-impact, non-aggressive sport suited to a wide range of physical abilities. The process of practising together creates strong camaraderie, builds mutual trust, confidence and friendships that improve the overall well-being of each paddler – the whole is greater than the sum of the parts! The sport also provides multiple leadership opportunities.

Several Canterbury Schools (Shirley Boys, St Margaret’s, Hillmorton, Marian, Avonside, Villa Maria, Riccarton & Girls High) already have teams that compete for a full season, racing in several regatta during February, March and attending both South Island Champs and the NZ National Champs, so we invite schools to join up for the Challenge!

Cost:

Just $500 incl GST per team. Why that's only about $20 each!

Season schedule

Five “on water” training sessions with a qualified sweep/coach (provided by Aoraki) at Lake Pegasus or Lake Rua or Avon River (New Brighton).

First training is on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 February, then every following Wednesday for four more weeks. Each training session is one hour on the water.

Start Location (13-Feb-13) School Sweep
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Mixed Rick
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Rugby

John Reid

- Pegasus Papanui Mixed -
- Pegasus Kaiapoi -
3:30 to 4:30 Lake Rua Rangi Ruru Noel/Caleb
3:15 to 4:15 Owles Terrace (Tues) Catholic Cathedral Terry/Peter
Start Location (20-Feb-13) School Sweep
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Mixed Rick
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Rugby

John Reid

3:00 to 4:00 Pegasus Papanui Mixed Rick
3:00 to 4:00 Pegasus Kaiapoi Dale Hewinson
3:30 to 4:30 Lake Rua Rangi Ruru Girls Noel/Meri
3:15 to 4:15 Owles Terrace (Tues) Catholic Cathedral Terry/Peter

Aoraki Open at Lake Pegasus, Sunday 24-Feb-13

Start Location (27-Feb-13) School Sweep
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Mixed Rick
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Rugby

John Reid

3:00 to 4:00 Pegasus Papanui Mixed Rick
3:00 to 4:00 Pegasus Kaiapoi Dale Hewinson
3:30 to 4:30 Lake Rua Rangi Ruru Girls Noel/Meri
3:15 to 4:15 Owles Terrace (Tues) Catholic Cathedral Terry/Peter
Start Location (6-March-13) School Sweep
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Mixed Rick
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Rugby

John Reid

3:00 to 4:00 Pegasus Papanui Mixed Rick
3:00 to 4:00 Pegasus Kaiapoi Dale Hewinson
3:30 to 4:30 Pegasus Rangi Ruru Girls Noel/Meri
3:15 to 4:15 Owles Terrace (Tues) Catholic Cathedral Terry/Peter

South Island Champs at Lake Hood, Sat 9-March-13

Start Location (13-March-13) School Sweep
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Mixed Rick
1:45 to 2:45 Pegasus Rangiora Rugby

John Reid

3:00 to 4:00 Pegasus Papanui Mixed Rick
3:00 to 4:00 Pegasus Kaiapoi Dale Hewinson
3:30 to 4:30 Pegasus Rangi Ruru Girls Noel/Meri
3:15 to 4:15 Owles Terrace (Tues) Catholic Cathedral Terry/Peter

Full day of racing on Wednesday 20-March-13. Prizes for 250m Sprints (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and Prizes for 500m Races (1st, 2nd, 3rd). Prize for the most spirited Team Chant.

Race Programme:

The general race day schedule will look like this, pending feedback from schools.

Time Activity
13:30 (1:30 pm) Arrive at Lake Pegasus and set up team base/marquee etc
13:45 Welcome and Safety briefing at Race HQ. Then Start of Inter school heats 250 metre. For the 6 School Challenge teams only. Two lanes, 12 minutes between starts. One heat (race) each team.
14:00 Team A v B (250 m)
14:12 Team C v D (250 m)
14:24 Team E v F (250 m)
14.45

Challenge Petite Final 250 m (runners up from the first 3 races)

15:00 Challenge Grand Final 250 m (winning 3 teams of the first 3 races)
15.20 Break & School Chant Competition. Other Schools arrive (Hillmorton, Marian, Shirley etc)
15.50 All Schools (Challenge plus Full season) in 250 metre races.
15.50 Challenge Team A v Shirley (Full Season School) 250 m
16.00 Challenge Team B v Avonside (Full Season) 250 m
16.15 Challenge Team C v Hillmorton (Full Season) 250 m
16.30 Challenge Team D v Marian (Full Season) 250 m
16.45 Challenge Team E v Villa Maria (Full Season) 250 m
17.00 Challenge Team F v spare (Full Season) 250 m
17:15 Interschools Minor Final
17.30 Interschools Grand Final 250 m
17:45 finishing by 18:00 Prize Giving for: 250 m Splash and Dash – Chant Competition.

 

 

KEY POINTS:

  • Cost is $500 incl GST for the whole team.
  • Five “on water” training sessions.
  • First is the afternoon of Wed 13-Feb-13
  • Last training is 13-Mar-13.
  • Aoraki provides a qualified sweep/coach
  • Choice of locations: Lake Pegasus or Lake Rua or Avon River (New Brighton).
  • Full afternoon of racing on Wednesday 20-March-13 (Pegasus)
  • If full season teams enter, entry fee is $100.

Download documents:

TeamPack 2012-13 - Summary - Cover Letter


Aoraki welcome the opportunity to introduce newcomers to the sport. Schools and community groups often approach the association, to run a session of training, team building and racing for their group. Aoraki are keen to use this as an opportunity to introduce the Dragon Boating to people who want to try something new, fun and active. At the same time it is a chance for teams to attract new recruits.

Related links or info:
Christchurch Regatta Dates
Training tips
Water Safety

Experienced Aoraki sweeps and paddlers are there to ensure we provide the students in the boat with tips and encouragement:

  1. Rick Smith (all Wednesdays at Pegasus)
  2. Terry Coyle (after 2:30 at Pegasus or Rua. Not on Race day - sweeping Hillmorton)
  3. Dale Hewinson (after 2:30 at Pegasus or Rua)
  4. Noel Anderton
  5. Peter Mitchell
  6. Toriana Hunt (Race Day only)
  7. Gary Skerton (TBA - on shift)

 

 

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